Matthew Williams' answer Assaults come in misdemeanor and felony varieties depending upon the damage done or the use of a weapon. Here there is no weapon, so it would be a misdemeanor if no serious physical injury occurred, and a felony if serious injury did occur. The statute of limitations on a misdemeanor (no serious injury) is 2 years...too late. The statute of limitations on a felony (serious injury) is 6 years...not too late.
Matthew Williams' answer That depends on a number of things. Were there witnesses other than you who will testify? (It sounds like there were witnesses) Will you show up to testify? She certainly could be convicted. She should be working with an attorney. Also, she probably is not allowed to have any contact with you right now and shouldn't be texting you. Violating a no contact order is a separate crime with which she could be charged.
Matthew Williams' answer More context would be needed here. It may be that more charges were added after his initial appearance, in which case he is entitled to another initial appearance, and may be entitled to a preliminary hearing on the new charges. It may be that the court screwed up the initial appearance, in which some of the charges may be subject to dismissal, but, of course, the prosecutor will simply refile them. When facing 8 charges, one should get an attorney.
Matthew Williams' answer It sounds like he has already been convicted. There is likely little that can be done about that at this point, but it may be worth reviewing exactly what happened with an attorney.
Matthew Williams' answer The first step in an expungement proceeding is determining whether or not you are eligible. The eligibility rules are complicated to say the least. Your best course of action is to hire an attorney to help you.
Matthew Williams' answer Yes, he could be in quite a lot of trouble here. Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor does require at least recklessness with regard the age of the minor, so how he knows you and what you look like could matter a great deal were he charged with an offense.
Matthew Williams' answer Perhaps. It really depends on who handles the situation and how. If parents/teachers are able to resolve the situation the authorities may never be involved. He certainly can be charged; however, if the matter is reported to police.
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Matthew Williams' answer I suspect you are in the right here. They could try to evict. If you fight it they would probably lose. It's the power company that cost them $178.75. They should try to collect that from them. (of course that won't work).
Matthew Williams' answer Now would be a good time to take a trip to your local legal aid office and inquire about landlord tenant law. It is likely the bedbugs are the landlord's problem and a violation of something called the implied warranty of habitability. That's a legal concept that requires all landlords to provide generally habitable conditions. Telling the other place is a little more tricky. It may be slanderous, if it is isn't true, but the damage is done there. A lawsuit regarding the other issues might shut...
Matthew Williams' answer The school zone extends past the school, usually to at least the next intersection, but it is probably worth looking into whether she was actually in the school zone or not as the court will increase penalties substantially for the school zone. Either way, she can expect a license suspension. Juvenile traffic court is no longer a friendly place.
Matthew Williams' answer It means she was speeding, and she is a juvenile. The rules are different for juveniles hence the notation. She can expect to have her driver's licenses suspended for six months. You can expect the cost to be several hundred dollars. Juvenile traffic court is really inflexible these days. When I was a kid, they made you collect soup for the homeless shelter and then dismissed the ticket. Now they suspend licenses left and right. The homeless shelters must really miss that gravy train.
Matthew Williams' answer Yeah...you've pretty well summed up what you've got here: an expensive lawsuit that you may lose and that no lawyer is going to take for free because there is no hope of a big payoff at the end. The other approach would be to try to defeat the new ordinances through city council or a ballot initiative.
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